New Zerkalo video & Drexciya themed mix
There is now an official video for Zerkalo's 'The Lake', made by Anaïs Boudot. This is a previously unreleased track which is available for free download from Bandcamp, the track was included on a compilation of unreleased music by Victoria Lukas, Closet. In a public post on Victoria Lukas' personal Facebook page she included the text 'Zerkalo is dead, viva Zerkalo !' when she posted this video a few days ago and on a previous posting about upcoming releases for 2016 there is nothing listed for Zerkalo. If this is truly the end of the 10 year collaboration between Heinrich Mueller and Victoria Lukas then 'The Lake' is a beautiful and very fitting way to close (they began in 2006 by sharing their music via MySpace). I'm sure the music of Zerkalo will indeed continue to entertain, influence and resonate. Long live Zerkalo!
Alex Downey performed a very special Drexciya themed electro set for the last ever Bloc Weekender this year. Very fittingly his 'Wave -Jumper' mix was aired at the Waterworld stage. There is a good interview with him as well at this link for the mix.
"It was an honour to be asked by the Bloc guys to do this at their last ever Butlins weekender, it certainly goes down in history for me as one of the highlights, and was quite possibly the most unique DJing experience I’ve ever had. Loads of my mates were there enjoying the waterslides, rocking out to UR & Aphex, flapping about in the waves whilst I played ‘Wavejumper’, I even got flashed by a girlfriend when I dropped ‘Pornoactress’, it was so much fun - I will remember it for the rest of my life!"
For a very brief time there was an official video for 'Diffeomorphism' from the new Der Zylus album, Renormalon on YouTube. The video was the work of the third collaborator in this project, Dr Olga Karelkina, in which she visually explored the principle of renormalon physics. The video was actually quite mesmerising and synced to the music in places with a low key surprise landing at the end. If it ever reappears I will link it here and on the DRL Facebook for sure.